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Title: Three Armenian Objects in Jerusalem
Author(s): STONE, M.E.
Journal: Revue des Études Arméniennes
Volume: 28 Date: 2001-2002
In the exhibition catalogue, Images of Inspiration: the Old Testament in Early Christian Art there is a description of a “Ring Decorated with a Mandrake Plant” bearing an Armenian inscription, which is dated to 550-600 C.E. and located in the Eastern Mediterranean. The dimension are: diametre of bezel, 0.9 cm., thickness of bezel 0.2 cm. and the band fragment is .05 x 1.4 cm. The provenance of the object is unknown and it belongs to a private collection in Jerusalem. It was bought in London.
In the Museum of St. Anne's in Jerusalem is a copper plaque. The plaque is 17 cms. high and 12.9 cms wide. It is 2 mm. thick. The dimensions of the written fields are 1.2 x 4.5 cms (upper) and 1.2 x 6.4 cms (lower). The bottom of the plaque is damaged, which has affected the inscription somewhat, but it is still completely legible.
The writer purchased a small, round silver plaque in the market in Istanbul. This piece is 4 cms in diameter. It has an Armenian inscription around the edge and a complex decorative design in the centre: see illustration. The inscription is in Armenian uncial letters, measuring 0.3 cms in height. The back is plain. A silver loop was soldered onto the round plaque at a later time, turning it into a pendant.